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Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

Llewellyn Johns

A small, get-away park, Llewellyn Johns' ten campsites offer a quiet camping experience. Nearby Shadehill Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities as well as points of historical interest to keep you busy all day. Or, if you prefer peace and quiet, this is a great campground to just sit back and relax.


Many historic figures have crossed through the area, including Hugh Glass and Custer's 1874 Expedition. In 1823, Glass was attacked by a grizzly bear in this area, which is documented in the novel Lord Grizzly.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area

C/O Shadehill Recreation Area
19150 Summerville Road
Shadehill, SD  57653
Email: Shadehill@state.sd.us

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 45.775402
Long: -102.2

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Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Campground
  • Drinking water
  • Electric campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets

Park Specs

  • Campsites: May - September
  • Open: Year-round
  • Size: 10 electical campsites


Northwestern South Dakota: 12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Hwy 73 


Location Map
Campground map

Area Attractions

Nearest Town



Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license


  • $15 (all electrical sites)